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Taking Off
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13+
Release Date
January 18, 2014
ISBN
0802721931
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Reimagining the days surrounding this unforgettable event in history, readers are brought back to 1986 as the astronauts prepare for the Challenger mission, and Christa McAullife trains to be the first teacher in space. When a teen named Annie meets Christa, she is fascinated by Christa's courage. Truly inspired, Annie is determined to make it to Florida to see the Challenger launch, a trip that will forever change how she thinks about herself and her secret desire for her own future. Although she is devastated when tragedy strikes, Annie honors Christa by following her own dream, despite the obstacles. Bringing in her experience as a NASA engineer, Jenny Moss weaves a moving story that recaptures the inspiration teens must have felt years ago as they watched Christa McAuliffe reach for the sky.

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A book to Take Off Reading Right Away
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This book is amazing. Everything about it from the time period to the plot is just amazing. An outstanding book to consider reading.
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A book to Take Off With Right Away
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This book was just amazing. It did a really good job at recapturing what happened during the time it took place in. It will definitely be empowering and inspiring to readers.
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